tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN November 30, 2015 1:00am-2:01am PST
>> end of the road. ♪ protests breaking out as world leaders convene in paris with historic negotiations over how to fight climate change. the man accused in the planned parenthood will face a judge hours from now as we get new information on what triggered the attack. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> nice to see you. i'm christine romans. it is monday, november 30th. 4:00 a.m. chaos on the streets of paris. police arrest hundred had s folg
a battle with people throwing shoes and candles that came from the paris attack memorial. president obama arriving sunday in paris for the climate change talks. he stood with the french president and laid a single white rose. he is trying to hammer out a deal for greenhouse gas limits with other leaders. president obama hopes this deal will seemecement his legacy. we have the latest from jim acosta at the white house. >> reporter: it was a somer start to the climate summit. he visited the bataclan theater last night where dozens of people killed two weeks ago in the terror attacks. he observed a moment of silence
with the french president at his side. he just started a meeting with the chinese president xi jinping. they talked about a wide variety of the summit and about the research killing of the student by isis. the president and president xi will set a tone for the climate summit. the deal is if the who biggest economies in the world, u.s. and chinese can limit the carbon emissions, the u.s. and china did that last year, this is a tone setting meeting for president obama and president xi. what they are gaming to do over the next couple days is launch a summit that they hope at the conclusion will end with a climate agreement that will bind nearly every country on earth to a commitment to lower carbon emissions in the hopes of reducing the growth and temperatures over the next
century by 4 degree fahrenheit. the officials here with the president and secretary of state, they believe this is a good start. the question, christine, is what kind of agreement comes out of the climate summit in paris if it is not to the liking of republicans back in washington. they may try to go after the climate agreement although it is not a binding treaty that requires votes on capitol hill, they could limit the president's ability to execute that agreement by controlling the purse strings and funds that may go to executing this agreement. a big couple of days for the president. he will meet with president francois hollande later on tonight and talk about the war on isis. >> a lot of potential news. jim, you have the war on terror
front and center and paris and the potential for the climate change. do we expect maybe a chance meeting or a scheduled meeting between the russian president and president obama? >> reporter: right now, officials are saying there is no planned bilateral meeting. as we see during the summits, the president and putin, when they go past each other in the hallway or meet at a dinner, they move off to the sidelines as they call it and have a discussion. we saw that at the g-20. it was quite striking. it will be interesting to see what happens. at this point, we know president obama and president hollande will talk about that meeting hollande had with vladimir putin back in moscow last week. the question is whether or not hollande can pull together the global coalition against isis. all indications, christine, the
kremlin and president obama and president putin are not there yet. i believe there will be a lot of movement in that direction if they can make that happen. >> jim acosta in paris this morning. we are getting new information about what motivated the shooter at the planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs. suspect robert lewis dear is set to have a court appearance this afternoon by video link. we are learning about two more victims in the attack. kier stewart and then jennifer originally from hawaii. authorities has announced the police officer. >> reporter: a law enforcement says the suspect is 57-year-old
robert dear made a reference to quote baby parts. that is fueling the notion of the anti-abortion views were behind the attack. as for the suspect's back ground, a portrait is emerging he was a loner and before leaving in colorado, he lived in north carolina. in terms of a criminal background, we know he had some brushes with law enforcement, but never convicted. in 1997, his wife at the time, accused him of domestic assault. he was never charged. because there is no criminal violent past associated with the suspect, that why the mayor in this town say it is hard for law enforcement to keep tabs on someone like him. >> we had examples of this in the past. this guy is set up to be a ted kaczynski character. not quite the loner, but it is
very difficult for law enforcement to deal with individuals like this who don't commit serious crimes and get themselves on the radar that way. unless the threat is posed beforehand that they can respond to. >> reporter: authorities work to come up with a motive. he gave up inside the planned parenthood after six hours and after the vehicle bearcat rammed the vehicle. he dropped his weapon and gave up. christine and alison. >> dan, thank you for that. one question hanging over the attack. whether it will complicate fight the fight in congress. that started when the anti-abortion group released videos that claimed planned parenthood profits from the sale of fetal tissue. hard liners are pushing for a government shutdown if funding is not cut off.
barbara boxer is calling for an investigation. she said it is time to stop demonizing and witch hunts. the rhetoric played a part in this attack. >> we experienced so much hateful language and hateful speech and such a negative environment has been created around the work that planned parenthood does around the idea of safe and legal abortion. we have seen that from across the country in the last few months. i cannot believe this isn't contributing to some folks mentally unwell or not. thinking it is okay to target planned parenthood. >> meantime, many of the republican candidates now speaking out against the attack, but they are also maintaining opposition to planned
parenthood. and rejection of the next that the anti-abortion rhetoric played any part in the violence. >> what i would say to anyone trying to link this message to tragedy is this is typical left wing tactics. >> what he did was domestic terrorism. what he did was absolutely abominable. especially to us pro life movement. there is nothing about any of us that would condone or look the other way at something like this. >> this was an agreement. this was a man who they said prior to this that he was mentally disturbed. he is a mentally disturbed person. >> let's get away from the rhetoric and talk about the problem. the real problem is that we have become coarse and hateful toward one another.
>> bernie sanders offered condolences and defending abortion rights. the university of chicago cancelling monday classes. the university president said he learned of the threat where the individual identified a specific area and time at 10:00 a.m. monday morning. students in campus housing are asked to stay indoors today. and a major shift in strategy at the nsa. the bulk collection of data in favor of a targeted approach. nsa wants access to data through february. the spying program started after the 9/11 attacks. ten minutes past the hour. time for an early start on your money. european stocks are mostly higher. making up for losses. the asian shares lower.
u.s. stock futures are down a tad here. cyber monday. online sales expected to top $3 billion for the first time. up 3%. the holiday has gained more importance for best buy, walmart and target. they are battling to after the best online deals. this while black friday is fading. it is still an important shopping day. more people have moved to online shopping. they shopped the entire month. it is now black november. >> i have been shopping online all november. >> you will look at your inbox and pull your hair out because it is full of ads trying to get you to spend more money. watch out for all those deals. ben carson opens up about what he learned visiting a syrian refugee camp in jordan and donald trump doubles down about what he saw on tv on 9/11.
okay, it's back to the campaign grind for the men and women who would-be president following the thanksgiving holiday weekend. one republican hopeful, ben carson, has been brushed up on the foreign policy learning first hand of the plight of syrian refugees while visiting a camp in jordan. we have more from cnn's sunlen serfaty. >> reporter: good morning, alison and christine. ben carson's trip comes at an important time. he has been in a period of intense scrutiny over foreign policy. him visiting is him trying to beef up his knowledge about the region. and the conversations he had with the refugees at the camp in
jordan. this is the take away of his trip. here is what he said after speaking to the refugees. >> their true desire is to be resettled in syria. you know, they are satisfied to be in the refugee camps if the camps are adequately funded. recognize, these camps, they have schools and recreational facilities that are really quite nice and they are putting in all kind of things that make life more tolerable. would it be better to integrate them into society? yes, i certainly talked to people about that. you know, you have to make progress as you go. >> reporter: donald trump, meanwhile, he is still on the defense for the second weekend in a row over muslim-americans
celebrating over the 9/11 attacks. he did not back down. here is what he said on "meet the press." >> many people saw it. i believe, i have a very good memory. i saw it somewhere on television year ago and i never forgot it. >> reporter: his opponent chris christie picked up a much-needed endorsement over the weekend from the new hampshire union leader. the publisher of the newspaper saying that chris christie is right for these dangerous times. this is a big "get" for christie. he has pinned his white house hopes on new hampshire. thank you. jury selection in the under way for the trial of willie porter. he is one of the six officers standing trial in the death of freddie gray. prosecutors say gray suffered a
spinal cord injury as driven in a police van. the chicago police officer charged with the first-degree murder in the death of laquan mcdonald. the teenager was shot 16 times. the shooting captured on dash cam video. the lawyer for the officer said the shooting was justified. the judge is expected to use the video to determine whether he should be granted bail. breaking news. a bus packed with college students overturns in virginia. most students from virginia tech and university of virginia. the bus flipped over on a parkway ramp. the driver was charged with reckless driving. breaking news this morning. warning an attack in kabul is
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we are following breaking news this morning from afghanistan. officials citing credible reports of an imminent terror attack in kabul city. the report says this could happen in the next 48 hours. according to the u.s. embassy, there are no details of the target or timing or the method of the planned attack. officials are urging american citizens there to exercise caution if they are moving around the city. for the latest, i want to bring in reporter suni ingleson.
tell me, are americans on lockdown here and how unique is the warning? >> reporter: the warning of this is specific. many foreigners in kabul have been on lockdown for the past many months. it has been a violent year in afghanistan since the spring. and general embassy workers are encouraged to stay home. a warning like this specific is rare. >> people have been on high alert. this particular warning, that something could happen, something as planned for the next 48 hours, quite specific. we don't know anymore of the details. can you tell us how big the
presence is? the ex-patriate presence is? >> reporter: there are many troops and 11,000 are american soldiers. in addition to that, there are almost as many three times as many contractors here. there are u.n. agencies. and ngos and journalists. there is still a considerable presence of foreigners in the city. we don't know if this threat is targeting foreigners or a major attack in the city that they don't want american citizens to be caught up in. we don't know who is going to be behind the attack if it is not foiled, of course. the u.s. embassy is saying nothing about this. there is still a considerable presence of foreigners.
protests erupting on the streets of paris happening as president obama meets there with world leaders on the topic of global warming. will there be any breakthroughs? new information on the man accused in the deadly shooting spree in the colorado planned parenthood as he gets ready to face a judge. i'm christine romans. welcome back to "early start." >> i'm alison kosik. chaos on the streets of paris. the historic climate talks begin
today. police arrest hundreds following a battle that include protesters throwing bottles and candles that came from the paris memorial. officers respond with tear gas. president obama arriving sunday in paris for the talks. visited the memorial at the bataclan theater with the president hollande laying a single flower. how to hammering out a deal to limit greenhouse gasses. almost 150 world leaders in town for two weeks of intense negotiations and possible deal. president obama hopes will cement his legacy. the president just finished a meeting with the chinese president. we have the latest from cnn's phil black. >> reporter: alison, it is extraordinary this meeting is going ahead at this scale given this is the city that was struck by terrorism two weeks ago. it is a city in lockdown.
certainly this section of the city is absolutely locked down in terms of security. indeed, the shadow of terrorism as well. the primary reason is the fight of isis which will be discussed and now primarily the fight of climate change. it is that subject that president obama is in meetings with other big polluting meetings. you mentioned the chinese president that he is meeting with him right now. the other key meetings to take place over the next day will be that of india's president as well. together, if they are able to work together constructively and show leadership with the u.s. and china, there is the optimistic belief, if you like, there could be a strong significant deal out of the end of the two weeks of talks. the leaders are here for the next 24 hours to state their
intentions and positions and it is a long process over the next two weeks. hopefully at the end of all that, there will be a deal. a lot of meetings as we have been talking about. another big polluter is russia. at this stage, the u.s. president and his counterpart vladimir putin do not have plans, at least formally, to meet here. they will talk about syria and both sides, the u.s. and russia, have talked about the possibility these leaders could meet somewhere on the sidelines of this contest in the coming hours. alison. >> i would imagine as important as climate change is, it will be tough to concentrate on climate change with what is happening with paris and the world these days considering the terrorism. >> reporter: that's right. we will hear a lot of words and see a lot of expressions you saw with president obama visiting the site of the attacks last night after he flew in.
a lot of solidarity with the french people. a lot of talk of defiance against isis and islamist terrorism. proceeding with the talks in itself is also an act of de defian defiance. also globally as well. it is a statement by all the leaders that gathered here, terrorism is an issue and immediate one. they can deal with that. it will not distract them from other big important issues like climate change. like many officials who gathered here for the talks climate change is a bigger issue. the discussions they have here will determine the future. >> and sideline discussions will happen as well. phil black, thanks. we are getting new information about what motivated a shooting spring at the planned parenthood in colorado springs. the attack killed three and wounded nine others.
suspect robert lewis dear is set to have a court appearance video link this afternoon. we are learning about two more victims in the deadly attack. ke'arre stewart, an iraq war veteran with two daughters and jennifer markovsky. a mother of two. she was a k-mart employee originally from hawaii. police officer garrett swasey died in the attack. let's get more from dan simon in colorado springs for us. >> reporter: christine and alison, a law enforcement tells cnn after he surrendered, 57-year-old robert dear made a reference to quote baby parts. that is fueling the notion that is anti-abortion views for the factor behind the attack. authorities say it is too early to reach a conclusion. as for the suspect's background, a portrait emerging he was a loner and lived in isolation in colorado. before that he lived in north carolina in a small cabin.
in terms of a criminal background, he had brushes with law enforcement, but never convicted. in 1997, his wife at the time, an accused him of domestic assault. he was never charged. because he does not have a violent past, the mayor says it is hard for law enforcement to keep tabs on people like this. >> we had this issue in the past. this guy is shaping up to be a kaczynskted kaczynski type char. it is difficult for law enforcement to deal with individuals like this who don't commit serious crimes and get themselves on the radar that way. unless a threat is posed beforehand. >> reporter: we know the suspect actually gave up inside the
planned parenthood after six hours and also after an armored police vehicle rammed into the building. the suspect dropped his weapon and gave up. christine and alison. >> dan, thank you for that. one question of the attack, whether it will complicate the fight with congress over planned parenthood. that was after a group that claimed planned parenthood profits from the sale of fetal tissue. hard lineris are pushing for a government shutdown. on saturday, barbara boxer called for an investigation from the group to be shutdown. she says it is time to stop the demonizing and witch hunts. the head of the colorado clinic said the rhetoric plays a part in the attack. >> we experience so much hateful language and hateful speech.
such a negative environment has been created around the work that planned parenthood does around the idea of safe and legal abortion. we have seen that across the country from all sorts of speakers in the last few months. i can't believe that this isn't contributing to some folks mentally unwell or not thinking that it's okay to target planned parenthood. >> many of the 2016 republican candidates speaking out against the attack, but they are maintaining strong opposition to planned parenthood and rejecting that notion that you heard there that anti-abortion rhetoric played any part in the violence. >> what i would say to anyone who tries to link this tragedy to anyone who opposes abortion or opposes the sale of body parts is this is typical left wing tactics. >> what he did is domestic terrorism. what he did was absolutely
abominable. especially those of us in the pro-life movement. there is nothing about us that would condone or any way look the other way. >> this was a man who obviously and they said prior to this, that he was mentally disturbed. he is a mentally disturbed person. >> let's get away from the rhetoric and talk about the real problem. the real problem is that we have become coarse and hateful to each other. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders offered condolences and supported planned parenthood and defending abortion rights. university of chicago cancelling monday classes after an online threat of violence. the university president learned of the threat from fbi counterterrorism officials who say the individual mentioned a specific area and time. the campus quad at 10:00 a.m.
monday. the students in campus housing are asked to stay indoors today as much as possible. time for an early start on your money. european stocks, mostly up. u.s. stock futures are now following suit up too. retailers expecting a record-breaking cyber monday. sales likely to top $3 billion for the first time this year as cyber monday, an industry that was made up by retailers to get you to spend more money. it is growing because it is sucking the life out of black friday. black friday is shrinking. the whole month of november, people are looking online to get sales. amazon releasing a video showing its drone delivery plans. it has a family in the near future receiving a soccer ball. the timeline video shows new flight footage.
back to the campaign grind for the men and women who would-be president. one republican hopeful ben carson is brushing up on foreign policy learning about the plight of the syrian refugees while visiting camp in jordan. we have more from cnn's sunlen serfaty. >> reporter: good morning, alison and christine. ben carson's trip to jordan over the weekend comes at an important time for him as a candidate. he has been in a period of scrutiny over his foreign policy credentials. suddenly a big part of the
strategy of him visiting is him to beef up the experience of the region. he spoke about the conversations he had with syrian refugees at that refugee camp in jordan. it seems like this is the key take away of his trip. here's what he said he concluded after speaking to the refugees. >> their true deciphsire is to resettled in syria. their desire is to be in the refugee camps if the camps would it be better to integrate them into the society? yes, i certainly talked to some people about that. you know, you have to make
progress as you go. >> reporter: donald trump is still on the defense for the second weekend in a row over claims that he made that muslim-americans were celebrating in new jersey after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. over the weekend, again, he did not back down. here's what he said on "meet the press." >> many, many people have seen it. i believe that -- i have a very good memory, chuck. i saw it somewhere on television many years ago and never forgot it. it was on television. >> reporter: his opponent chris christie picked up a much-needed endorsement from the new hampshire union leader. the publisher of the newspaper saying chris christie is right for these dangerous times. this is a big get for christie. he has pinned much of the white house hopes on new hampshire. he visits there again today. alison and christine. thanks very much.
happening today in baltimore, j j jury selection gets under way for the first of six officers charged in the death of freddie gray. prosecutors say he suffered a spinal cord injury while riding in a police van. the police officer charged with first-degree murder in the death of laquan mcdonald will have a hearing today. the shooting captured on dash cam video. the officer's attorney says the shooting was justified. the judge is expected to use the video to determine whether he should be granted bail. breaking overnight. a bus packed with college students overturned in richmond, virginia. 35 people were injured. one critically. they said 50 people were on
board, mostly from virginia tech and university of virginia. the bus flipped over on a parkway ramp. the driver has been charged with reckless driving. just what caused the crash is being investigated. roads crumbling and infrastructure failing. hillary clinton has a new plan to fix this big problem next.
according to an embassy statement, there are no details regarding the targets, timing or method of the planned attack. embassy officials are urging americans to exercise caution if moving around the city. for the latest on this, let's bring in reporter sune engel rasmussen. officials have been told not to travel on the roads. instead, travel via helicopter. how does this threat differ? >> reporter: this threat differs in the sense it is more specific perhaps than normally the case with embassy warnings. with that said, u.s. embassy and u.n. agencies across the city have been on lockdown for several months. that is nothing new. the city could be targeted. it is pretty rare that the
embassy comes out and says they have reports of an imminent attack as they phrase it here. we don't know who is supposedly behind or planning the attack or who it should be targeting or if it is targeting foreigners. if they are worried foreigners are caught up in collateral damage or where in the city it is supposed to happen. >> are you sensing the mood is more on edge because of the latest warning? >> reporter: no, i think this warning is mainly meant for american citizens and foreigners in the city. afghans have been living in the country and where the security has deteriorated for the past year. the mood in the city hasn't changed. most foreigners, u.n. workers at embassies, don't travel the streets that much. so perhaps the mood is different at the embassy, where i'm not at
the moment. in the city, the mood is pretty much the same. >> sune engel, thank you. if anything changes, we will come back to you. let's get an early start on your money. u.s. stock futures up. today is expected to be a big day for retailers. cyber monday sales are expected to top $3 billion. it is a spike considering cyber monday was invented a decade ago. black friday's numbers are shrinking. more shoppers are going online. shopping all month long. it is really a black november. hillary clinton promising to fix america's failing infrastructure. she was in boston yesterday surrounded by union support. she said as president she would increase federal investment and infrastructure by $275 billion over the next five years. that would include a national infrastructure bank which uses
government dollars for private investment. it would be paid for with business tax reform. it includes universal broadband by 2020 and more focus on a clean energy grid. bill gates throwing his money behind clean energy. the energy coalition in paris right along president obama and president francois hollande today. funds backed by a bunch of big names. alibaba and facebook leaders and several national governments. the goal is to invest promising ideas in large scale clean energy production. >> using their money for good cause. >> we will hear more about that later. "early start" continues right now. the man accused in a deadly
shootout facing a judge in just hours as we get new information about what may have triggered that attack. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. chaos on the streets of paris. ahead of historic climate talks that begin today. police arrest hundreds following a battle that included protesters throws shoes and bottles from the paris attack memorial. president obama arriving sunday in paris for the talks. visited the memorial at the bataclan theater with president francois hollande. now to the business of hammering out a deal to limit greenhouse gasses. nearly 150 world leaders in town for negotiations and possible deal. president obama hopes this will cement his legacy. he met with chinese president xi
jinping. senior white house correspondent jim acosta is in paris with the president. jim, it is hard to concentrate on climate change knowing what that city has been through. >> reporter: that's right. we are expecting the world leaders to observe a moment of silence in the memory of the victims of the paris attacks. it was a somber start for president obama. as soon as the president landed in france, he was whisked to the bataclan theater to lay a white rose to remember those killed. protesters clashed with french police on sunday over new rules clamped down on large demonstrations. i was there when the president